Summary: H.R.2056 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/18/1995)


Title I: Performance Partnerships

Title II: Other Amendments to the Older Americans Act of


Title III: White House Conference on Aging

Older Americans Act Amendments of 1995 - Title I: Performance Partnerships - Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) to direct the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Aging (Assistant Secretary) to negotiate an agreement proposed by each State and included as part of its State plan under OAA's basic State grants program in order to receive its share of program funding that contains certain objectives selected by it for accomplishing the goals of such program and those of the vulnerable elder rights protection program as well.

(Sec. 101) Authorizes the Assistant Secretary to make incentive awards to States which have performed effectively under a performance partnership agreement.

(Sec. 103) Requires each State to establish an Advisory Council to: (1) review and comment on the State's proposed agreement; and (2) evaluate and report on the State's performance under the final agreement negotiated with the Assistant Secretary.

(Sec. 104) Revises area and State plan provisions, among other changes, incorporating requirements for performance partnerships.

Title II: Other Amendments to the Older Americans Act of 1965 - Reauthorizes, revises, and extends OAA, making various specified changes, technical and otherwise, among other areas with regard to: (1) the National Eldercare Locator Service; (2) the basic State grant program (including providing for the coordination of services for individuals with disabilities under area plans, the transfer of funds between different grant programs, and the availability of disaster relief funds for tribal organizations); (3) the basic authority for research, development, and demonstrations (adding a new overall statement of purpose for such authority, as well as new components for certain centers to improve the quality of services for older individuals and for information dissemination and related activities); (4) the community service employment program (transferring jurisdiction of such program from the Department of Labor to the Department of Health and Human Services); and (5) the vulnerable elder rights protection program.Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: White House Conference on Aging - Directs the President to convene, by a certain deadline, the White House Conference on Aging for developing recommendations for additional research and action on aging.

(Sec. 303) Establishes a policy committee and other related committees to assist with the matters above.

(Sec. 306) Authorizes appropriations.